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Domaine de Villargeau, Coteaux de Giennois Blanc

France | 2019
(1 customer review)

£12.95 a bottle

If you like Sancerre, you will love this… Produced in neighbouring Giennois, we have unearthed a remarkably refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from this yet to be discovered region.

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Origin

Coteaux du Giennois is a wine region of around 190 hectares in size producing white, rosé and a little red wine. It is based around Gien (hence the name), a town near Sancerre, in the Loire Valley. The Sauvignon vines are planted on limestone and flint soil – locally called Silex – which lends itself to the delicate, fruity character of the varietal from this area.

Producer

A relative newcomer compared to nearby producers, the Thibault family – under brothers Fernand and Jean-François – created Domaine de Villargeau in 1991, replanting abandoned vineyards on prime, south, south-east facing slopes. In 2000, son Marc (who had completed his oenology studies) joined the running of the business.

Grape Variety

100% Sauvignon Blanc.

Harvested grapes are slow pressed for 2 hours, then settled for 12-18 hours. Fermentation at controlled temperatures takes place in stainless steel vats. The wine is aged on its lees to elevate the purity and intensely aromatic character of the wine, while adding a subtle weight and texture.

Food Match

Enjoy on its on its own, or with asparagus (and Hollandaise sauce, or melted butter and white pepper), or any white fish, simply cooked. Also a delight with English or French goat’s cheese and some fine bread.

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Additional information

Grape Variety

Vintage

2019

Country of Origin

Region

Loire Valley

Alcohol Percentage

12.5%

Style

Fruity & Aromatic Whites

Food Pairing

Soft & Mild Cheese, White Fish

1 review for Domaine de Villargeau, Coteaux de Giennois Blanc

  1. ryanbrady1981

    With a golden yellow colour this one opens with a distinctive, racy nose blending the crunchy side of sauvignon with flint. Went down well with our oysters.

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